F5 has upgraded its BIG-IP application with stronger security protection against denial-of-service threats, greater scalability and greater efficiency, which, according to the company, will help save enterprises money when it comes to server requirements.
PBS.org's "Curious George" page was infected with malicious code that attempts to trick users into downloading malware targeting desktop applications, Ellen Messmer writes. Messmer notes that 77% of the Web sites spreading malicious code are legitimate pages that have been infiltrated.
Looking to free itself from government intervention, Morgan Stanley agreed to pay $950 million for warrants it gave the Treasury in exchange for aid it received through the Troubled Asset Relief Program. The bank said taxpayers will receive a 20% annualized return through the warrant redemption. The Treasury said it is "pleased" with the agreement.
Hewlett-Packard and Lexmark are offering more machines that connect directly to the Internet, making it faster and easier to print items from Web sites. The companies have improved touch-screen controls and simplified navigation panels, Cliff Edwards writes. Of the two vendors, Lexmark is making a stronger appeal to business users, according to Edwards.
The denial of service attack that brought down Twitter on Thursday may have been caused by escalating tension between Russia and Georgia, says Internet researcher Bill Woodcock. While no one knows which nation started the attack, Woodcock said he believed that one side was sending propaganda via Twitter, so the other side retaliated by bringing down the Web site.